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Say Hey Kid: A Tribute to Willie Mays

Willie Mays Willie Mays gets a warm welcome at AT&T Park before the Giants received their World Series rings in April. (AP)

A Giant of the game: At 80 years old, Mays still a legend, with impact strong

Willie Mays -- who turned 80 on May 6 -- transcended the traditional five tools: the abilitites to hit, hit for power, run, field and throw. His contemporaries insist that he possessed a sixth tool in uncommon abundance -- a combination of instinct and intelligence that nobody has rivaled before, during or since his days with the Giants and New York Mets from 1951-73. More >

Giants have big day planned for Mays
Stats: .302 AVG, 660 HRs, 1903 RBIs, 2062 R, 2992 G
Willie Mays career timeline | Giants history
Opinion: Bauman | Noble | Spencer
Features
Willie Mays

Catch personifies Mays' talents
If you had to distill the Mays magic into one play, there was "The Catch," writes MLB.com's Mike Bauman. More >

Tom Seaver, Willie Mays

Always a challenge for pitchers
It was easy to admire Willie Mays, as long as you didn't stand 60 feet, six inches from him. Opponents recall that challenge. More >

Tommy Davis, Willie Mays

Mays a perfect ballplayer
Even for a Dodgers fan like MLB.com's Lyle Spencer, Willie Mays was a perfect 10, playing with joy and purpose. More >

Willie Mays

Still the Say Hey Kid at 80
It computes. It resonates. But it doesn't reason that Willie Mays is now 80 years old, writes MLB.com's Marty Noble. More >

More Headlines
Say Hey: Mays still a hit in New York
Giants awed in presence of legends
Ex-teammates recall Mays' 600th home run
Bauman: Mays led by example, not words
Mays' life, legend transcend stats
HOFers, All-Stars sing Mays' praises
Newcombe speaks well of Mays, rivalry
Media
Willie Mays

Mays on his greatest grabs
Willie Mays discusses his top catches in an interview with MLB Network's Bob Costas.
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Willie Mays

Mays immortalized
Willie Mays gives his Hall of Fame induction speech at Cooperstown in 1979.
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Willie Mays

Mays, WS trophy visit NY
Willie Mays visits a school near the old Polo Grounds site and shows off the Giants' trophy. watch Watch

Mays' 600th home run
Mays' 3,000th hit
Mays on bond with New York fans